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Sun
21
Sep '14

Introducing….Samuel Timotheus James

One week ago, our lives changed dramatically.  On Sunday morning, we were in Royse City, TX doing a family service.  My worst fear was that my water would break while on stage at a church.  Fortunately, that didn’t happen.  It happened two hours later in the parking lot of a restaurant while we were saying […]

Mon
25
Aug '14

Extra Time

Since we’ve been in The Netherlands, we’ve learned a lot about football (soccer).  One thing that is very common is going into extra time.  The half might be a certain length of time, but the referees almost always add on extra time because of times they stopped for injuries or penalties.  You don’t know how […]

Mon
28
Jul '14

The First of Many Lasts

It’s hard to believe that in approximately 8 weeks, we’ll have another member of the family.  We’re getting to the point where I’m not allowed to travel very much because of the pregnancy.   Because of that, my part of itineration is winding down.  This past weekend, we did some children’s services for a church […]

Fri
24
Jan '14

Christmas Continues

On December 22, we were at church at Lavon Assembly of God in Lavon, TX.  They greatly blessed our family.  Grace would’ve said that the first blessing is that we didn’t preach or say anything at all, which means that she didn’t have to hear a sermon she’s heard before.  Their kids and youth did […]

Fri
30
Aug '13

A Foot in Two Worlds

We’ve been back in the States for a little over three months.  Sometimes it feels like it’s been longer, and sometimes it feels like it hasn’t been that long.  There are many days that we miss so much about The Netherlands!  Practically every dog that I see makes me sad and miss our crazy little […]

Fri
21
Sep '12

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Grace is now in Group 7.  That’s 5th grade for Americans.  She was so happy to go back to school; sitting around with us all summer wasn’t that fun.  Her summer here is 6 weeks long.  Imagine how she would’ve felt if she had an American summer break.  🙂 One thing she started in Group […]

Mon
21
Mar '11

Is Spring Here?

We often play “What’s Your Favorite” as a family. Generally, one person will ask a question about a favorite thing.  It could be things like what your favorite movie, tv show, song, game, etc is.  Grace often asks what our favorite season is.  Her “favorite” season is: fall (because her birthday falls during that season), […]

Tue
14
Dec '10

Observations of a Third-Culture Kid

Grace can be classified as a third-culture kid.  She is an American living in The Netherlands.  She’s not fully Dutch and at the same time, she doesn’t totally relate to people in America. When I observe her, I see some differences in her from most American kids.  First of all, she only understands temperature in […]

Fri
30
Apr '10

Queen’s Day

Yesterday, we had some of the most beautiful weather.  It was the warmest it’s been this year.  People were in shorts and outside loving the weather. Today is Koninginnedag, Queen’s Day.  It’s the day to celebrate the queen.  It’s supposed to be on her birthday, but since her birthday is in the winter and weather […]

Sat
14
Nov '09

A Little Bit of Everything

Earlier this week, both Grace and I were sick.  Fortunately, our fevers only lasted a day or two.  It came at a terrible time though.  I guess there’s never a good time to get sick, but we got sick when we had company coming.  Our friends were sick the week before, so they had no […]